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John Carmack: Kudos To Valve, But Linux Is Still Not a Viable Gaming Market

cjcela Re:Its Carmack! (635 comments)

He can say whatever he wants, but one does not have to agree. Maybe the marketing scheme ID used for Linux did not work well, but if I remember correctly, the Humble Bundle periodically makes a sizable amount of money from their Linux userbase. I think that the thing to learn here is that you cannot expect to sell to Linux users using the same tactics that you sell to OS X or Windows users.

more than 2 years ago
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Teenager Arrested In England For Criticizing Olympic Athlete On Twitter

cjcela UK government is fostering self-censorship? (639 comments)

As much as I disagree with the kid's comments on Twitter, I think that there is a dangerous double-standard at play there: If Citizens will be arrested for just saying things like that in public, 90% of the population would be in jail, because at one time or another, most of us have said foolish things. I will argue here that the issue is that the offensive comment was posted online. If a police officer would have overheard the same comment made in a public place, I argue he would not have been arrested. Then, we ran into the situation where the government is fostering self-censorship, because you can talk about certain things or express certain opinions privately but cannot print or post publicly out of fear of being arrested. This is what a totalitariam regime would do, and it is not good for the UK.

more than 2 years ago
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HTML5 Splits Into Two Standards

cjcela Re:Dumb idea. (395 comments)

The idea of a browser to be fully HTML5 compliant sort of dissapears with a 'live' standard. This may be convenient for a standard body, but I do not see how this is a good thing for the people actually developing for the web. How can you guarantee a web application will work well on a browser if the standard keeps changing, other than to have the developers not using the newest features of HTML5? So while the standard evolves, deployment will be possible or not depending on whatever your browser devs decide to implement, and instead to refer to one standard document, the application developer will need to keep track to what is implemented on which browser, and having to compromise with the minimum common feature set, or falling into using middleware libraries to make the web application work the same on all browsers. How is this different than having to support legacy browsers such as IE6 and IE7? We all know what a pain that is.

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Why Amazon Wants To Pay Sales Tax

cjcela Re:would i rather (647 comments)

I think you are not understanding my original post correctly, and are reacting emotionally - no need to do ad hominem attacks here. Answering your questions, I do purchase a lot of stuff online, and I am not trying to convince you of anything. I am just expressing my opinion on the topic. I also purchase on my local farmers market whenever is open, and in my local grocery store, and get products from local shops whenever I can. Even if they are a bit more expensive. Let me tell you why: if a single company destroys all competition, we end up with a monopoly, and that is not good for us consumers. A "better business model" that works just for one giant company is usually not a good thing for the local economy either. In the online model, there are no "workers" if they can be avoided. Do not fool yourself: Companies are doing their best to eliminate job positions, not to create new ones, to maximize profits, and to funnel every cent they can grab to their executives and investors. Then, I want the money I spend to keep around my community. Even if delivery is local, the local providers will have to make do with whatever terms Amazon sets, because there is no way they will have any leverage against a company the size of Amazon, and given enough time, these local providers will not be able to afford a store front either. So at the end, if we choose to neglect local business, we have convenience and lower price at first, but in the long run we end up being locked in with a single vendor, with prices completely out of consumer control (no competition, remember?), and a weakened local economic ecosystem, with less cash and jobs.

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Why Amazon Wants To Pay Sales Tax

cjcela Re:would i rather (647 comments)

I fail to see how destroying competition by undercutting local shops is a good thing for the local economy in the long term. By the time you figure out what is going on, they will own the market, and the small shops will be long gone. You will have no option but to deal with a single merchant. Good luck with that. Be smart. Help the small guys, even if they are a bit more expensive. That will keep things in relative check.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Amazon Wants To Pay Sales Tax

cjcela Re:would i rather (647 comments)

I think your post is shortsighted. While it may be convenient in the short term, the price we may have to pay for a single company providing pretty much all consumer goods may be outrageously expensive in the long term for society. By killing the small business, Amazon is not helping the economy, but actually bankrupting small shops for its own profit. Low prices today are not always a good long term strategy, because when there is no more competition, there are no more price restrictions, and we are stuck with a gigantic company that controls the market. Remember what happens when Walmart sets shop in a small town. Protect your local economy. Do your part to help the small guys - they will be your Plan B when the big company decides to screw you over.

more than 2 years ago
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Chinese Censors Are Being Watched

cjcela That makes sense (71 comments)

Abusive governments do not care about people liking them or not. They care about nobody organizing anything close to a resistance.

more than 2 years ago
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ICANN Names New CEO, Will Pay Him $800,000 To Run the Internet

cjcela Re:CEO Pay (141 comments)

Mod parent up. He is right on the money.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Bad Jobs (or No Jobs) Happen To Good Workers

cjcela Re:O RLY? (1201 comments)

Not only that. Somehow we have grown into thinking that the only requirement from the employer to the employee are decent wages. It is not. Most workplaces make "The Office" working environment look like a paradise.

more than 2 years ago
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Backyard Brains Can Help Satisfy Your Inner Frankenstein (Video)

cjcela Re:Fundamental Disconnect (199 comments)

Yes, I read what I type. And no, it is not an insult. I love dogs. Do not be so angry and self-entitled to speak for all dog owners, because you are certainly not speaking for me. The commonality is that cockroaches and dogs are both alive. And that in both cases, there is nothing for the person to win in doing these things.

more than 2 years ago
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Backyard Brains Can Help Satisfy Your Inner Frankenstein (Video)

cjcela Re:Fundamental Disconnect (199 comments)

It is not just that, you need a clear purpose too. If you just do this kind of things as a hobby interest, you are doing harm for free. Nothing is gained. Respectfully, I think that you saying "go live in a cave and eat sand" is an extreme reaction to the parent's post. He has a good point.

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Backyard Brains Can Help Satisfy Your Inner Frankenstein (Video)

cjcela Re:Fundamental Disconnect (199 comments)

Exactly right. Thank you. I cannot believe some some of the people on this thread. Doing mindless "experiments" with anything living is fundamentally wrong - there is nothing a common person will gain from purchasing that product and using it for electrocuting insects. This is not different than a 5 year old stabbing a dog to see what happens.

more than 2 years ago
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Backyard Brains Can Help Satisfy Your Inner Frankenstein (Video)

cjcela That is not "cool" (199 comments)

If you want to know how neurons work, hit the library, or better, take a class at your local college. Torturing living things just because you can is cruel, mindless, and will not likely give you any serious insight.

more than 2 years ago
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SEC Calls For Review of Facebook IPO

cjcela Re:When Zuckie himself is selling shares (267 comments)

Of course he did. That was the whole point of this IPO: they wanted to cash out before it burst. The money to be made out of it was already made by the original owners, at expense of the investors. There was not a single reason to believe FB was priced fairly and not overvalued, and no clear indication on how FB could make enough money in the future to justify a 100B valuation. After the market experiences in the last 15 years, I cannot believe how many bought into the hype of this.

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook IPO Stumbles Out of the Gate

cjcela It does not make any sense (423 comments)

I think investing in Facebook does not make any sense. I am the only one? For what I can tell they do not have a clear way of making money other than getting $ from people interested on speculating about their future (all I have hear so far about how they will make money is completely unsupported by any reality check), and it will be increasingly difficult for them to grow their user base or to get money from their current user base. Since their business model is not clear, as it is not clear why do they need the money now, the only reason I can see they did an IPO is to cash out. My guess is that the money to be made by FB has already been made by the original owners, and it will be loss for investors from here on. I would not touch their stock with a stick.

more than 2 years ago
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Senators To Unveil the 'Ex-Patriot Act' To Respond To Facebook's Saverin

cjcela Now... (716 comments)

How about applying the same sort of treatment to companies that resort to similar manipulations to obtain tax benefits? That should have been evident years ago... seems to me that congress has a biased agenda here.

more than 2 years ago
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The Patent Mafia and What You Can Do To Break It Up

cjcela Re:Damages (205 comments)

The issue is that patent trolls have money (after all, they are in the business of making money, regardless of who it comes from), but small companies not so much (they are in the business of developing technology). If we are serious about innovation, patents do not really have a place in certain areas (software, etc). Then a large company cannot bully you into bankruptcy unless they have a better product than yours. But the system as it is is unbalanced, rigged towards the heavy players. I think that even if you are for patents, there is a case to make for a better distribution of IP - as it is right now, large companies hold most of the IP (as the patent and patent/copyright protection mechanisms are expensive), and that makes for a very flat technological landscape compared to what would be possible if medium and small companies owned a larger share of it.

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Jury Rules Google Violated Java Copyright, Google Moves For Mistrial

cjcela Re:Oracle (475 comments)

Well, whatever the reasons of Oracle, Google, and Sun, if this ends up in language and core libraries having copyrightable APIs, they will have ruined it for everybody, and will cause the US to become a bad place to do software development, other than for the large companies who can leverage their own IP portfolios against each other. It could be a terrible thing for the little shops.

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Why Desktop Linux Hasn't Taken Off

cjcela Simple answer (1264 comments)

Because Linux still is way behind on the desktop, and even when many things have been fixed over the years, the other OS's available have also matured, and right now a Linux desktop is harder and more time consuming to manage than OSX by any metrics. For the average user, unless you need something specific that only Linux supports (i.e. specific hardware), or unless you are a geek type and enjoy upgrading kernels and recompiling device drivers by hand every couple of months, the Linux desktop experience is still frustrating. Disclaimer: I use Linux on my desktop every day.

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Terminal Mixup Implicates TSA Agents In LAX Smuggling Plot

cjcela Re:The Weakest Link (255 comments)

That is part of the issue. We would be much better off without 'guards'. People already know what to do in case of an emergency in an airplane these days. Stop wasting money in the TSA.

more than 2 years ago

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Javascript/HTML5 gaming

cjcela cjcela writes  |  more than 4 years ago

cjcela (1539859) writes "Lately I've seen some HTML 5 / Javascript games popping up on the web. Most of them lack sound, and are not polished. But little by little this is changing. As an example, check Galactic Plunder[http://dougx.net/] (and no, I am not related in any way to the website or the game — just happen to like it). While it is only a single-level proof of concept, it is one of the first arcade non-Flash games that I've found playable. Do you know of other comparable or better pure Javascript games?"
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